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The Circus Animals' Desertion

The Circus Animals' Desertion


by William Butler Yeats

The Circus Animals' Desertion Resources


The BBC Knows Best

The BBC does it again. Welcome to your one-stop shop for Yeats's bio, recordings, and poetry.

An Online Yeats Museum Exhibit

Wow. That's all we can say. We were blown away by the amazingness of this online exhibit from the National Library of Ireland. It's a virtual tour of their exhibit, complete with video footage and tons of curatorial wisdom. The Internet sure can provide some nifty stuff, eh?


"The Circus Animals' Desertion"

While it isn't in Yeats's own voice, this reading is definitely stirring.

Radio Folks Read Yeats

That's pretty self-explanatory. There are also some good shots of old Irish folk dancing!

Recording of Yeats Reading His Own Works

It's not "The Circus Animals' Desertion," but you get a good idea of how great a reader Yeats was!


Yeats Lecture

A professor waxes poetic on Yeats, Irishness, and Modernity. Put your thinking caps on.


Yeats in the Flesh

Okay, it's actually Yeats on paper, but you know what we mean.

About the Time He Wrote "The Circus Animals' Desertion"

W.B. Yeats as an older man, wearing some sweet Harry Potter spectacles.

Articles and Interviews

The Countess Cathleen and the Easter Rebellion

Yeats spearheaded Ireland's literary revival, but he later worried that this national renaissance contributed to the violence of the Easter Rebellion of 1916.

Yeats's Obit

In 1939, soon after his death, this brief blurb was published in The New York Times.


Yeats's A Vision

Want to learn more about Yeats's symbolism? This book has it all.

Yeats's Complete Works

Find every poem you ever wanted to read by Yeats here.

Yeats's Bio

Blackwell editions are pretty standard fare for literary biographies, so this particular work on Yeats is a sure bet.

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